The Histories by Herodotus – Book I, “Clio” X – Cyrus Meets His End Against the Messagetae [201-216]

The Histories by Herodotus – Book I, “Clio” X – Cyrus Meets His End Against the Messagetae [201-216] After conquering Babylon made for the Massagetae eastward beyond the River Araxes. The Araxes is about the size of the Danube with fairly large islands. Their inhabitants mostly ate roots and tree fruit. They burnt parts of… Read more The Histories by Herodotus – Book I, “Clio” X – Cyrus Meets His End Against the Messagetae [201-216]

The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 3 – “Antigone”

The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 3 – “Antigone” The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 3 – “Antigone” [At the Royal Palace] Antigone – Ismene, what’s the latest in father’s curse? I haven’t really had much trouble. But there’s been an edict issued. Ismene – Nothing since our 2 brothers killed each other… Read more The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 3 – “Antigone”

The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 2 – “Oedipus at Colonus”

The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 2 – “Oedipus at Colonus” [At Colonus ~ 1 mile NW of Athens in a grove sacred to the Furies. Enter Oedipus and daughter, Antigone] Oedipus – Where are we? Can you see if there’s somewhere to rest? Maybe someone can tell us where we are? Antigone –… Read more The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 2 – “Oedipus at Colonus”

The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 1 – “Oedipus the King”

Oedipus the King – Sophocles [At the Royal Palace with Priest, Oedipus and suppliants with suppliant branches] Oedipus – What’s with all the branches, incense and sickness? Fill me in, Priest Priest – There’s a plague. The people are sick. The plants and animals are all dying. Please, do something about this before we all… Read more The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 1 – “Oedipus the King”

The Oresteia by Aeschylus – Part 3 – “The Eumenides”

The Oresteia by Aeschylus – Part 3 – “The Eumenides” [At Delphi in front of Apollo’s Temple] Prophetess – This temple has had so many seers and gods to help us see. I’ll see all the people in turn [Goes in and then quickly rushes out]. OH SHIT!!! What did I just see? I can’t… Read more The Oresteia by Aeschylus – Part 3 – “The Eumenides”

The Oresteia by Aeschylus – Part 2 – “Choephoroe (Libation Bearers)”

The Oresteia by Aeschylus – Part 2 – “Choephoroe (Libation Bearers)” Choephoroe (The Libation Bearers) by Aeschylus [At Agamemnon’s Tomb] [Orestes and Pylades enter] Orestes – Hermes, send my father a message [Snips a lock of his own hair]. Take this for Argos [Snips another lock]. This is for my mourning for you [Throws them… Read more The Oresteia by Aeschylus – Part 2 – “Choephoroe (Libation Bearers)”

The Oresteia by Aeschylus – Part 1 – “Agamemnon”

The Oresteia by Aeschylus – Part 1 – “Agamemnon”   Watchman – I’ve been watching for a beacon for the last 12 months. Some sign of goings-on in the war. Victory or defeat or the arrival of Agamemnon. I see a signal of victory over Troy. Agamemnon will be happy to come home but things… Read more The Oresteia by Aeschylus – Part 1 – “Agamemnon”

The Iliad by Homer – Book 24

The Iliad by Homer – Book 24 After the games, the men went back to their ships and ate. Achilles returned his thoughts to Patroclus. He cheered himself up by dragging Hector’s body around. Apollo wouldn’t let this disfigure the body. Most the gods hated seeing this. Apollo spoke to them – You all ought… Read more The Iliad by Homer – Book 24

The Iliad by Homer – Book 23

The Iliad by Homer – Book 23 The Greeks got back to their ships. Achilles spoke: Achilles – Let’s pay our respects to Patroclus and then eat He spoke to the body – I’ll do what I promised. I’ll feed Hector to the dogs and kill loads more Trojans He threw Hector’s body in front… Read more The Iliad by Homer – Book 23

The Iliad by Homer – Book 22

The Iliad by Homer – Book 22 Book 22 The Trojans were in the city Apollo let Achilles know he had fooled him to let the Trojans in. Hector was standing at the gate Achilles is pissed off that he’d been fooled but realizes he can’t do anything about Achilles makes for the gate. Priam… Read more The Iliad by Homer – Book 22

The Iliad by Homer – Book 21

The Iliad by Homer – Book 21 Achilles chased the Trojans to the river where they split into 2 groups 1 – went back to the city 2 – was pinned against the river where many drowned Achilles attacked and killed so many that the river turned red with the blood He caught sight of… Read more The Iliad by Homer – Book 21

The Iliad by Homer – Book 20

The Iliad by Homer – Book 20 Jove called a meeting of the Gods All right. I’m not participating in this battle anymore. Do whatever you like. Just a warning Achilles is pissed off and won’t stop until Hector’s dead and he’ll probably destroy Troy. The gods chose sides For the Greeks – Juno, Minerva,… Read more The Iliad by Homer – Book 20

The Iliad by Homer – Book 19

The Iliad by Homer – Book 19 Thetis brought him the armor at dawn. Thetis – You’ve got to stop crying like that I’ve brought you the best armor ever made. Make good use of it Achilles – I like it. I’ll wear it but I’m afraid the flies will spoil Patroclus’s body Thetis –… Read more The Iliad by Homer – Book 19

The Iliad by Homer – Book 18

The Iliad by Homer – Book 18 Antilochus was on his way to Achilles Achilles watched the battle and wondered around Achilles – The bravest Myrmidon is supposed to die. Patroclus was told not to attack the city… Antilochus arrived and told him the news that Patroclus is dead and there’s a battle of the… Read more The Iliad by Homer – Book 18

The Iliad by Homer – Book 17

The Iliad by Homer – Book 17 Menelaus was upset about Patroclus’s death. Euphorbus told him to back off because is his trophy. Menelaus threatened him because of his pride. Euphorbus – Yea, well you killed my brother and I’ll avenge his widow He threw a spear at Menelaus’s shield Menelaus threw a spear and… Read more The Iliad by Homer – Book 17

The Iliad by Homer – Book 16

The Iliad by Homer – Book 16 As the fight continues, Patroclus come to Achilles in tears Achilles asks him about everything apart from the battle. Patroclus – The Greeks are losing badly. Diomed, Ulysses, Agamemnon, Eurypylus are all injured. The doctors are doing what they can but the only thing that can change the… Read more The Iliad by Homer – Book 16

The Iliad by Homer – Book 15

The Iliad by Homer – Book 15 When the Trojans saw the damaged done, they stopped When Jove saw what Neptune allowed the Greeks to do the Trojans and Hector vomiting blood, he turned to Juno Jove – You conniving little witch. All that shit last night was to get Hector off the battlefield and… Read more The Iliad by Homer – Book 15

The Iliad by Homer – Book 14

The Iliad by Homer – Book 14 As the battle wore on, Nestor was having a drink, he asked Machaon Nestor – What’s going on with all the belly-aching? It’s so loud and I can’t enjoy my wine He got up to see the state of the Greek army and it looked pretty poor. He… Read more The Iliad by Homer – Book 14

The Iliad by Homer – Book 13

The Iliad by Homer – Book 13 Jove allowed the Trojans to get to the Greek ships but forgot about Troy and the possibility other gods would get involved. Neptune was watching. He felt bad for the Greeks and rode down to the bottom of the sea to get even with Jove. He caused earthquakes.… Read more The Iliad by Homer – Book 13

The Iliad by Homer – Book 12

The Iliad by Homer – Book 12 Patroclus was seeing to Eurypylus but the battle was still going on. The wall and trench weren’t perfect because it was failing due to the fact that they hadn’t prayed for its immortality Apollo made the rivers rise. Jove made it rain and Neptune made the rise to… Read more The Iliad by Homer – Book 12